23.02.16
Barcelona Test 1 – Day 2
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 20ºC / 27ºC
Rod Nelson, Chief Test & Support Engineer:
It has been quite a positive day for us. We were aiming for some longer runs and reliability work. We also did some aero work and quite a lot of chassis work. It has been an interesting day for all the engineers and the driver. I am looking forward to Felipe getting in the car for the first time tomorrow to get a different point of view. We are all working hard and it has been a good day.
Valtteri Bottas:
We completed the whole programme we had for today, so that is always good. Everyone in the garage has been working very hard. I am pleased with the amount of laps we did today, with the mileage and reliability that we already have in the car. Like yesterday, we are just going through our programme and not focussing on the performance yet, so there is still a question mark as to where we are compared to the other teams. I think it will be interesting to follow what things Felipe is going to try with the car. I’m looking forward to next week now as well, to get back in the car and try to get a bit more out of it.
Position
Driver
Team
Best Time
Best / Total Laps
1.
S. Vettel
Ferrari
1:22.810
38 / 126
2.
D. Ricciardo
Red Bull Racing
1:23.525
52 / 112
3.
S. Perez
Force India F1 Team
1:23.650
67 / 101
4.
N. Rosberg
Mercedes AMG F1 Team
1:24.867
65 / 172
5.
M. Ericsson
Sauber F1 Team
1:25.237
82 / 108
6.
E. Gutierrez
Haas F1 Team
1:25.524
70 / 79
7.
V. Bottas
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING
1:25.648
122 / 134
8.
P. Wehrlein
Manor F1 Team
1:25.925
27 / 71
9.
F. Alonso
McLaren
1:26.082
88 / 119
10.
J. Palmer
Renault Sport F1 Team
1:26.189
29 / 42
11.
M. Verstappen
Toro Rosso
1:26.539
111 / 121
Williams Martini Racing will be back on track tomorrow with Felipe Massa at the wheel of the Williams Mercedes FW38 for day three of the test.